New caps!
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helimat
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 3720
Country: Canada

According to the press release:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/11/06/canon-announces-ef-24-70mm-f4l-is-usm-and-ef-35mm-f2-is-usm-lenses

All new Canon lenses will have center-pinch caps.







Jefferson
Registered: May 29, 2009
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helimat
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 3720
Country: Canada

I am sure glad they had a photo of the new line-up.



RDDave
Registered: Jan 07, 2010
Total Posts: 81
Country: Canada

Well at least this announcement is moderately more exciting (and possibly affordable) than the two lenses.



RobDickinson
Registered: Sep 25, 2009
Total Posts: 3325
Country: New Zealand

The mkII lens caps are available separately priced from $399.99









jk.



gheller
Registered: Apr 30, 2002
Total Posts: 5874
Country: United States

Had these for years.

A simple eBay search for Canon center pinch lens cap

will get you these (knock-offs, of course).

For a fraction of the price, I might add.

greg



EB-1
Registered: Jan 09, 2003
Total Posts: 22254
Country: United States

What are they, about $50 each?

EBH



Sam Lin
Registered: Mar 25, 2005
Total Posts: 665
Country: United States

Too funny, I've been using Tamron center-pinch caps on all my Canon lenses for 10 years now.

Sam



gregoryallen
Registered: Dec 05, 2010
Total Posts: 172
Country: United States

Center pinch caps....at least we know why Canon's new lens prices are so much higher.



bht-kevin
Registered: Apr 30, 2005
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dirb9
Registered: Oct 18, 2005
Total Posts: 1061
Country: United States

I no longer have to live with the dishonor of using Nikon or Tamron caps!



Derek
Registered: Jul 29, 2002
Total Posts: 509
Country: Australia

look identical to the Nikons on the newer lenses



BA-photos
Registered: Sep 22, 2012
Total Posts: 123
Country: United States

I may need to sell one of my L primes to finance getting full set for my other lenses!



Stoffer
Registered: Jan 27, 2005
Total Posts: 563
Country: Denmark

dirb9 wrote:
I no longer have to live with the dishonor of using Nikon or Tamron caps!




EOS20
Registered: Mar 06, 2005
Total Posts: 13633
Country: Australia

Those Canon caps look just like the cheap ebay knockoffs you can get for $1.00!

The ebay knockoffs even come with a lens cap leash!














gheller
Registered: Apr 30, 2002
Total Posts: 5874
Country: United States

Why would you need a leash when you could have one of these:

www.HufaHolder.com

(yes, I know, shameless plug)

greg


BTW, those eBay knockoffs aren't perfect. The Canon logo wears off over time. Still, better than the current OEM.



Pixel Perfect
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
Total Posts: 19735
Country: Australia

This is clearly why the new lense are so expensive. It's taken Canon 10 years of R&D to get those caps just right. The 24-70 f/4 is actually a $900 lens with a $600 cap.



Ian.Dobinson
Registered: Feb 18, 2007
Total Posts: 11542
Country: United Kingdom

EOS20 wrote:
Those Canon caps look just like the cheap ebay knockoffs you can get for $1.00!

The ebay knockoffs even come with a lens cap leash!















Yep that's what I thought as well.
K
Seems strange that they left out the 'ultrasonic' . And also changed from the gold lettering.

I had a cheap 'knock off' centre pinch canon cap back when I had a 28-70L . It looked so much like the now official canon version (maybe canon are sourcing their caps from the Chinese eBay sellers ) . It made getting the cap off so much easier in that deep hood.
I guess at the end of the day it's only a cap .


eosfun
Registered: Dec 22, 2004
Total Posts: 2120
Country: Netherlands

We need white caps, they separate Canon shooters from the others, just like the long whites. Have EOSfun



DocsPics
Registered: Feb 02, 2008
Total Posts: 2488
Country: United States

I believe the reversible design is quite innovative and may justify the cost.



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